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Showdown 2013

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  • FLA_tonyFLA_tony Posts: 59 Greenhorn
    In with skin: Team Reel fly
  • blewitupsirblewitupsir Posts: 774 Officer
    What's the team count so far? Gonna try and come by and see the weigh in. Got a charter that day, then hustling up to the Big bend that night to catch me a red snapper Sunday morning. BTW, Hope Fishing Adventures will donate two associate Florida Guides Association memberships and T-shirts to the winning team. Anybody feeling confident and wanna just give me your sizes now?:champs
    http://hopefishing.comFishing the Florida Everglades National Park with Hope Fishing Adventures.
  • BobberBobber Posts: 943 Officer
    In

    Skin

    Team Glades Angel.

    as always, payment to be clean bills only, no skankazz crotchsmellin' stripper $20's in the kitty,please. Or $1's, in Nicks case....
  • Rein JaaksonRein Jaakson Posts: 20 Greenhorn
    In

    Skin

    how many anglers allowed per boat 2 or three?
  • Pucker FactorPucker Factor Posts: 875 Officer
    Oh oh, first it was the People's Champion, now Rein has showed up.

    Rein.... 3 for this one.
  • Rein JaaksonRein Jaakson Posts: 20 Greenhorn
    Man I wish I had the secret item yesterday. 30 " red 35" snook could have found a trout to make the three. So I think I'm jinxed for the tourney!!! Oh well it will be fun anyway. I'm just hopeful the weather co-operates for all of us.
  • Pucker FactorPucker Factor Posts: 875 Officer
    Sweet . . . I think I am going to double down now!! Cant have your mojo all the time.
  • whatzsnookingwhatzsnooking Posts: 28 Deckhand
    hello to all, im new to this stuff so was wondering if this tournament is out of port of the isles? and was wondering if a coed team was aloud.
  • Rein JaaksonRein Jaakson Posts: 20 Greenhorn
    Sweet . . . I think I am going to double down now!! Cant have your mojo all the time.

    My thoughts exactly :crossed Maybe lightning can strike twice!!!!!!!!!!
  • Pucker FactorPucker Factor Posts: 875 Officer
    hello to all, im new to this stuff so was wondering if this tournament is out of port of the isles? and was wondering if a coed team was aloud.

    We are working out some of the finer details of the logistics at this point. The rules are basically going to stay the same as last year. In the rules when I hopefully am able to post them next week, they will state that fishing can happen anywhere in ENP and 10,000 Islands with the only requirements being:
    1) first and foremost, that every must follow the rules of the Park and the State of Florida (critical)
    2) lines in at 7am,
    3) must be at post fishing awards location by a certain time on Saturday the 5th which will be in EC,
    4) that at least one member of the team needs to be at the captains meeting on the evening of Friday October 4th.
    Just a few other rules as we try to limit them to the have to's to reduce issues....which in 12 years of doing these, we have had very few instances of issues arising.

    There are no limitations on the location of where each team departs from the morning of. If a team is late, that is not anyone elses fault. As far as coed.....we promote the ladies and kids to partake in the event and do what we can to highlight their involvement.

    Once again, we hope to have the rules posted here shortly to get everyone familiar with them. The rules of this event basically follow the same ones of the other event.....www.fftseries.com if you want to get a look. Some of the main differences with this event are no tarpon, 3 anglers allowed and currently it is half the cost to get some skin in the game right now. Once I post the rules which will be completely reviewed on October 4th, it will make more sense.
  • Pucker FactorPucker Factor Posts: 875 Officer
    My thoughts exactly Maybe lightning can strike twice!!!!!!!!!!

    And I'm gonna win Powerball this Saturday. :wink
  • oxmanoxman Posts: 32 Deckhand
    Oxman and partner in with skin.

    GTFU
  • Pucker FactorPucker Factor Posts: 875 Officer
    oxman wrote: »
    Oxman and partner in with skin.

    GTFU

    I take back the doubling down.
  • tailchaser16tailchaser16 Posts: 655 Officer
    hello to all, im new to this stuff so was wondering if this tournament is out of port of the isles? and was wondering if a coed team was aloud.

    Are you the guy with the Hoog?
  • blewitupsirblewitupsir Posts: 774 Officer
    Gents I was talking to Capt Brandon who runs Everglades City Bait and tackle about the tourney. He said to give them a call and preorder bait or stop by and get what you need the day of, they have tackle, live shrimp, frozen bait, bagged ice and I hate to tell this secret, live crabs. Make sure to tell them you are with the Florida sportsman crew. 239-695-0202. Good folks running a good business
    http://hopefishing.comFishing the Florida Everglades National Park with Hope Fishing Adventures.
  • FishinMcNutFishinMcNut Posts: 536 Officer
    Good folks running a good business
    I agree!
  • Pucker FactorPucker Factor Posts: 875 Officer
    Thanks Charlie. Is that store located at 102 Buckner Ave?
  • FishinMcNutFishinMcNut Posts: 536 Officer
    Next door to the grocery store.
  • Rebait2003Rebait2003 Posts: 122 Deckhand
  • blewitupsirblewitupsir Posts: 774 Officer
    Thanks Charlie. Is that store located at 102 Buckner Ave?

    It is,beside where the pizza place used to be, they open at 0600 so you can be on your way quick in the am.
    http://hopefishing.comFishing the Florida Everglades National Park with Hope Fishing Adventures.
  • blewitupsirblewitupsir Posts: 774 Officer
    Rebait2003 wrote: »
    Thanks!!!

    I liked the "We don't need no bait" comment, and was going respond with they also have a good selection of arties for you folks that don't like "Gods all natural" bait brand. I have to use live bait as I need all the help I can get. :Bike
    http://hopefishing.comFishing the Florida Everglades National Park with Hope Fishing Adventures.
  • oxmanoxman Posts: 32 Deckhand
    is this place on the corner in the same building as the supermarket or is it down the street ( buckner) more? and what side of the road. ( it will be dark when i pull in)
  • blewitupsirblewitupsir Posts: 774 Officer
    Yes sir, its in the same building as the grocery store. Entrance is on the same side as well just the north corner that is right by the big parking area out front. I usually just go around the traffic circle (or possibly make a hard left as I enter the traffic circle)then pull right in the parking lot. Plenty of room for lots of trucks and trailers. If your there at o dark thirty that day, I'll see you there.
    http://hopefishing.comFishing the Florida Everglades National Park with Hope Fishing Adventures.
  • tailchaser16tailchaser16 Posts: 655 Officer
    Anybody know where that pretty boy PTPC aka Capt. Peter is at?
  • Chaos210Chaos210 Posts: 77 Greenhorn
    I'm in team name & partner TBD, its on just watch for the big floating cooler.
  • Pucker FactorPucker Factor Posts: 875 Officer
    Showdown III

    Fee: $40.00 per team for 2 anglers (Additional angler is $20, max 3 per boat)

    Entry fee must be paid at the captains meeting

    Captain's meeting location: Seafood Depot Front Bar area
    • Everyone is responsible for their own bill.

    Captain's meeting time: Friday October 4, 2013 @7PM

    Tournament Location: -ENP and 10,000 Islands

    Fishing Hours: -7AM (lines in). There will be no lines out time. -All Anglers must meet at the Outside Bar at Seafood Depot no later than 5:30PM. -Teams that have not turned in scorecards by 5:30PM, will be disqualified.

    Species: Snook, Redfish and Trout

    General Rules: The 1st place team shall be the team that accumulates the most total inches of eligible fish. Only the largest fish caught in each of the eligible fish categories per boat/team shall be used in calculating the total inches. Each fish entered must meet minimum size requirements in accordance with Florida State laws. The minimum length on snook for points is 22 inches. The length of an eligible fish shall be calculated to the closest 1/2 inch rounded down to the closest inch or 1/2 inch.(a 15.75” trout is 15.5 points) PINCH tail on ALL species. Fingers may be in the photographs but fingers should be minimized and should not impact the committee's ability to determine the size of the fish. Fingers should only be used to stabilize the fish during photographing process. In the event of a tie, the team catching the third species toward the team total the earliest will be the winner.

    Depending on final boat count, the tournament committee will evaluate potential 2nd and 3rd place opportunities.
    Second and third place teams shall be the team that accumulates the second and third most total points respectively, of eligible fish in accordance with the above rules.

    At the discretion of the tournament committee, additional categories may be added.

    Measuring Device: Each team shall produce their own teams measuring device that shall be of rigid nonflexible material such as an FS Lawstick, yard stick or other homemade device. Not acceptable measuring devices will be any type of measuring tape that can be folded or altered in any way.

    Photographs: A digital Camera is MANDATORY for competing in the Showdown. Each fish (Snook, Redfish, and Trout) entered on a scorecard must be photographed with your digital camera at the time the fish is caught. The photograph must clearly show the head of the fish at the end of the measuring device and clearly show the entire fish and the total length of the fish. The secret item must be present in each photograph.

    Protests: -If you protest or argue at any time you and your entire team will be disqualified!!!!!

    IGFA Rules: An angler must hook, fight and bring the fish to the boat unaided by any other person. Another angler on the vessel can only assist with the netting of the fish. Gaffing shall not be allowed!!! All IGFA rules shall apply except leader length and gaffing as specifically stated herein. It is the responsibility of each angler to know, understand and abide by the IGFA and these rules.

    Hold Harmless All anglers will fish at their own risk. All anglers agree, by paying their entry fee, to indemnify and hold harmless all members of the tournament committee, Sponsors and their agents and employees from any and all liability, loss or damage they may suffer arising out of this fishing tournament.

    ALL LAWS AND REGULATIONS WITH RESPECT TO EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK WILL BE STRICTLY ABIDED BY ALL PARTICIPANTS. THIS INCLUDES BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO THE CLOSED NO COMBUSTION ZONES AND FISHING INSIDE THE MARINA WHERE THE LINE IS AT THE NO WAKE ZONE. NO CASTING OF BAITS OVER THIS LINE INTO THE NO FISHING AREA. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE LAWS WILL RESULT IN IMMEDIATE DISQUALIFICATION AND PLACE FUTURE ENTRIES IN THE SERIES IN JEOPARDY.

    At the end of the day the score sheets must be turned in to Adam (Pucker Factor) or Nick(Tailchaser)
  • BobberBobber Posts: 943 Officer
    Teams line up? Odds? Lets get with it, big mon.
  • lostsmenfivelostsmenfive Posts: 12 Deckhand
    I HAVE A QUESTION !
  • Pucker FactorPucker Factor Posts: 875 Officer
    I HAVE A QUESTION !

    I definitely have an answer. Now whether or not you like it, now that might be debatable.
  • Pucker FactorPucker Factor Posts: 875 Officer
    Now, while we ALL wait anxiously for the question, lets review the do's and don'ts when photographing your fish so that the ends can clearly be seen with the measuring device. Straight down with both ends of the fish in clear view:

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